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Garden Sprinkler Fitting - Novelty Attachment, Snail, circa 1990 Object Reg. No: HT 21622

Summary:
Garden Sprinkler Fitting in the shape of a snail.

This sprinkler fitting was acquired as part of the Museum Victoria 'Curator for a Day project', undertaken in October 2007. The sprinkler fitting is a novelty item once used in a domestic context to water a garden. It has no clear branding or product information. The usage of this style of sprinkler fitting was made illegal by the water restrictions put in force in October 2007.

The 'Curator for a Day project' was a collaboration between the Williamstown Environmental Neighbourhood Cluster and Museum Victoria's Water Smart Home project. Students were required to nominate objects relating to water conservation and changing water behaviour for inclusion in the Museum's Water Smart Home collection.

The Williamstown Neighbourhood Cluster is made up of Williamstown High School, Williamstown North Primary School, Williamstown Primary School and Spotswood Primary School. The cluster aims to develop a model for environmental education through active learning opportunities through local community partnerships. Students research, develop understanding and actively engage in environmental projects within their neighbourhood.
Description:
This Garden Sprinkler Fitting is ceramic green/grey in colour. It is shaped like a common garden snail. On top of the snail 'shell' is a circular indent 15mm in diameter. The rim of the indent is painted gold and in the centre, is a metal valve that the water comes out of.
On the back of the snail 'shell' toward the base is a 30mm hole, the inside rim of which is painted gold. Inside the hole is a fixed metal hose attachment piece.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Alana Halford, 2007
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 125 mm (Height), 190 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: conservation, preservation, sustainability, water conservation, water consumption, water smart home, -1
Themes this item is part of: Water Smart Home - Project Description, The Curator for a Day Project, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Conservation - Water
Tertiary Classification: gardening
Partner Organisation: Williamstown Environmental Neighbourhood Cluster, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 2007
Collector: Water Smart Home Project, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2007
References: http://www.4schools1planet.vic.edu.au/ Viewed by LDH 3.12.08
http://www.melbournewater.com.au/content/water/water_storages/stage_3a_water_restrictions_-_questions_and_answers/vehicle_washing.asp Viewed by LDH 3.12.08

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